Maizal - Staten Island
Food is consistently good! It is small restaurant so I would definitely make reservations it fills up quickly!
A great little secret on Bay Street, if you know Maizal you know excellent Mexican cuisine. Made fresh, with weekly specials, there’s something for everyone. And the cocktails are to die for!!! The staff is very welcoming and professional. Great place!
Dining at Maizal is always a treat!! We had the whole family back together for a night and made the most of it at Maizal. It never disappoints. The staff are hard working and outstanding.
Went for brunch and food and service was excellent. Miriam our waitress and bartender. She was great.
Made a reservation for 9 pm on a Saturday for a party of six. Came on time and had to wait for an hour and twenty minutes and were told there were people ahead of us that came in earlier. We finally got our table around 10:20 and were then rushed by the wait staff because the restaurant was closing at 11. Waited almost an hour and a half to have a quick 30 min dinner. Couldn’t relax and enjoy it. However, the drinks and food were fantastic. Best tasting guacamole I’ve ever had. Would’ve been nice to have more time to enjoy the experience.
Stuffed sweet plantains were amazing.
Had a great Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was excellent, great service. Highly recommend the plantain appetizer.
Been coming here for years and its always awesome! Very romantic and very calm setting & the food is fantastic! I've told many friends that go also. Thank you maizal for always being the greatest on staten island
Excellent friendly service as always. Great Latin food options. The Empanadas are delicious way to start your meal. My daughter had the pallaya and I had the pork rib special, both were outstanding. For dessert we had churros and tres leches cake which were a fantastic ending to our meal. We have never had a bad meal since this restaurant has opened. Can’t wait to go back.
I've been coming here for years & I have told many people and I have brought a few people to eat too. I love everything about this place! The best spanish cuisine on staten island
From appetizers to entrées to desserts the food was amazing. Drinks were just okay but given the all day happy hour on Sunday’s I wasn’t too disappointed since they were reduced prices.
Everything on the menu is delicious.
This is authentic Mexican food and it's delicious.
High price for ordinary unremarkable Mexican food. Small portions. Weak drink.
I was disappointed they didn't have vegetarian rellanos. I ordered enchiladas instead. Weren't so great. The rice and beans were great. Tres leches were great.
The guacamole was probably the best I have ever had! My entrée was the special of the day Cod fish with shrimp in white wine sauce which was very tasty. The drinks were tasty. The only disappointment was dessert. We ordered Churros and Chocolate Molten Lava cake and neither one was very good. The Churros were just okay and the chocolate cake wasn't warm or fresh tasting. It felt cold and stale. I would go back and sample other entrees and appetizers on the menu, however Maizal is not a place I would order dessert again. Overall a wonderful experience and I would go back in the future.
The food is excellent
Pleasant outdoor dining
food was just so so, loved the guacamole but dinner din't quite scratch my itch for mexican..I ordered an chicken enchalada .wasn't too good....
Food and service were great
Outdoor dining was very pleasant and relaxing
Go there often
My first time there and it was great. Food is excellent, service is amazing and it’s quiet enough to have conversations with your dinner companions. The piped in Mexican music is not too loud but just enough to enjoy their selections. I highly recommend it!
Always great service and delicious food! Never disappoints.
Maizal is pretty consistently pleasant. The Guac is outstanding!
Went back with vegetarian parents and really disappointed with the bland, tasteless food and slow inattentive service. Mom remarked that the food had no "zing". The waitresses would walk by without once asking if we wanted/ needed anything else. I walked the rotting guacamole side to them because though the restaurant was empty for brunch, no one ever looked our way or stopped by. The was told they could only offer some salsa verde to replace the bad guacamole. We won't be back!
Outstanding as always. Food is always fresh and consistently delicious.
First time dining there with 2 friends who also had never been there. We 3 enjoyed everything about it, from the cocktails to the food and the ambience. It was refreshing to see some offerings away from the standard ones at every Mexican restaurant. We each ordered a different cocktail and tried them all - not strong but delicious. Shared 2 apps, 2 entrée and a dessert and were stuffed! Portions are appropriate - not skimpy and not large. The food was fresh and tasty. The only thing we missed was a bit of a kick; when we communicated that to our attendant she brought out a 3-alarm sauce that added the heat we were looking for. The only disappointment was the salsa with complimentary chips - you will not fill up on them because that sauce was tasteless. But, we will go back and check out their very pretty outdoor space next time.
We always have a great time when we eat here. Everyone is friendly. It was our first tine eating outside when We loved it.
Maizal is an amazing restaurant, I’ve tried mostly everything and I loved it. The food is above expectations, the waitress are beautiful and attentive. I use to travel to Jersey for Mexican food, not anymore. It’s a hidden gem of Bay Street.
Authentic Mexican food in a comfortable setting with friendly service.
With hearing challenged guests, the outdoor seating was perfect. Food as usual was delightful. Excellent appetizer specials. Wish there were more to choose from!
Our waitress was phenomenal, appetizers, drinks and the dinner were excellent!
Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food and service - would recommend.
Took long to get initial order...food overpriced for moderate Mexican...
I took my wife, mother in law, and one of my kid's for mother's day, and it was outstanding in every way!
We shared a pre Mother’s Day meal at a local restaurant when visiting a family member. The food was superb, the drinks unique and well made, and the waitress staged the meal perfectly. I would rate our dining experience as a near perfect outing. I highly rate this establishment and will look to visit it again when the opportunity occurs.
Great food and margaritas. Excellent guacamole. Friendly service.
Love this place. Food and drinks always amazing. Everything is consistent too. My go to restaurant for authentic and delicious Mexican food with great ambiance and great service!
This place was MUCH BETTER THAN MY FRIENDS COULD EVEN PUT INTO WORDS!!!!
This is my go-to place for Mexican food on Staten Island. The guacomole is the best I've had and rivals anything down in Texas. Fish tacos are light and moist. The garlic shrimp in plantains is heaven.
Amazing food and service